Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: sdcr on April 15, 2021, 07:38:47 PM

Title: 1970 Ambassador on BaT
Post by: sdcr on April 15, 2021, 07:38:47 PM
This should be an interesting auction, as the bike has had some restoration, including the cylinders and pistons.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-moto-guzzi-ambassador-750-2/

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Title: Re: 1970 Ambassador on BaT
Post by: JBU on April 16, 2021, 06:43:16 PM
Somebody likes to polish. 
Title: Re: 1970 Ambassador on BaT
Post by: JJ on April 17, 2021, 07:57:44 AM
That appears to be a nice example in excellent condition...

Now the question is....HOW MUCH WILL IT GO FOR? :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:

My prediction:  $6500-$7500...maybe more! :wink: :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing:
Title: Re: 1970 Ambassador on BaT
Post by: sdcr on April 17, 2021, 08:43:58 AM
Itís getting a lot of comments/ questions about the cylinders. Even so, since itís bat crazy BaT, Iíll guess $8800, + buyer premium.


That appears to be a nice example in excellent condition...

Now the question is....HOW MUCH WILL IT GO FOR? :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:

My prediction:  $6500-$7500...maybe more! :wink: :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing:
Title: Re: 1970 Ambassador on BaT
Post by: JJ on April 19, 2021, 09:47:08 AM
Now at $2,755 with 3 days left to go!! :shocked: :rolleyes: :huh: :wink:
Title: Re: 1970 Ambassador on BaT
Post by: sdcr on April 22, 2021, 03:14:39 PM
About an hour to go, over 6 grand now.
Title: Re: 1970 Ambassador on BaT
Post by: Dave Swanson on April 22, 2021, 04:45:40 PM
$8200!  Holy mackerel   
Title: Re: 1970 Ambassador on BaT
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on April 23, 2021, 08:30:03 AM
It's legalized marijuana to blame I tell you.  :wink:
Title: Re: 1970 Ambassador on BaT
Post by: Don G on April 23, 2021, 08:34:58 AM
Its got nothing to do with Marryjane, more like Meth!  DonG
Title: Re: 1970 Ambassador on BaT
Post by: JJ on April 23, 2021, 08:47:16 AM
$8200!  Holy mackerel   

Again, BaT proves it is THE PLACE to sell one's vintage motorcycle!! :thumb: :bow: :boozing: :cool:
Title: Re: 1970 Ambassador on BaT
Post by: AJ Huff on April 23, 2021, 09:58:00 AM
Why do you think it's not an $8000 bike? That was a $4500 bike about 18 years ago when I was looking to buy an Ambo.

You guys buy an Ambo for $2500, pump $5500 in time and parts into it and then complain if someone else does the same and sells for more than $4000.

-AJ
Title: Re: 1970 Ambassador on BaT
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on April 23, 2021, 10:01:11 AM
As someone finishing up an Ambo resto that looks better and is built out much nicer than this one, I am pleased as punch to see it sell over $8k. Im going to be over 9 grand in mine, if I had the guts to total it all up. At least I know if it turns out the Loop lifestyle is not for me... I can sell it and likely go better than break even on it. 
Title: Re: 1970 Ambassador on BaT
Post by: Dave Swanson on April 23, 2021, 10:48:59 AM
At least I know if it turns out the Loop lifestyle is not for me... I can sell it and likely go better than break even on it.

Ya that Loop lifestyle of bib overalls and corncob pipes ain't for everyone.   :grin:
Title: Re: 1970 Ambassador on BaT
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on April 23, 2021, 10:58:02 AM
Ya that Loop lifestyle of bib overalls and corncob pipes ain't for everyone.   :grin:

I'm already rocking the overalls, but mostly the Duluth Trading gardner's version.. As for the pipe, when I cruise by people start looking for Pepe Le Pew  :afro:
Title: Re: 1970 Ambassador on BaT
Post by: Don G on April 23, 2021, 03:57:30 PM
What's wrong with paying $8200 plus buyers premium? Nothing if you think you want to, what is that machine like on the inside? Mr. Mullendore has a better one for sale for $6000.00, at least its shiny where it is supposed to be.  DonG
Title: Re: 1970 Ambassador on BaT
Post by: Dimples on April 24, 2021, 07:32:03 AM
Again, BaT proves it is THE PLACE to sell one's vintage motorcycle!! :thumb: :bow: :boozing: :cool:

Interestingly, about 80% of the motorcycle auctions on BaT are "No Reserve". That indicates great confidence on the part of sellers.